Many of us come into a situation where we just want to end our life. Reason can be an end of a relationship or some failure in life or some Family pressure which we can’t overcome.
This type of incident happened when a 24-year-old girl, after being dumped by her boyfriend, decided to end her life by jumping into the Yamuna Canal, 4 km from Saharanpur.
She had been in a relationship with a boy for several years, but after the boy got a government job recently, he allegedly changed his mind about marrying her under pressure from his family.
When she was just about to jump, second thought started coming in her head because of fear. She wants to think of other ways of ending her life, so as most of us, she turned to google for help and searched “How to kill herself,” and search results, including that of suicide helpline numbers, led to her considering other options. She ultimately ended up calling the office of the deputy inspector general of police. The officer listened to her and helped her by managing to change her mind and advising her to go for counseling instead.
Google just doesn’t show such results on searching something like that However, it throws up a host of sites and numbers to contact, including helplines such as that run by Aasra, a crisis prevention center.
It is not something that will save everyone every time, but even if it saves someone’s life, it is helping because not everyone will a second thought and search on Google, but it he/she does this thing might help.
The police DIG Jitendra Kumar Shahi narrated the story as “On January 3, I got a call from the girl on my public number. She was quite nervous and was about to end her life. She told me she had even searched how to kill herself on Google. Among the search results, she told me she found my number. I heard her out and told her to come to my office so we could talk about it in detail”. After meeting the girl and till now, two rounds of counseling had been done so far.